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Mentha piperita subsp. ubsp. piperita

Common Name(s): Peppermint
Family: Lamiaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 40 to 330 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 39 to 87 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -40° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Muck or sandy loam soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Propagated from runners, as plants produced from seed are not uniform. Grown on mucks and sandy loams. Never found in dry conditions. Needs full sun and 15-16 sun hours. Winter hardy with snow cover. No stagnant water. Medical use for digestive system.
Pythium, Sclerotinia, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Material - essent oils, Additive - flavoring
Temperate, tropical-rainy, subtropical
Geographical Origin:
Widely cultivated
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